Key facts

1953 Arnolt Arnolt-MG information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4064 mm
How heavy?
949 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1466 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
How much torque?


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1953 Arnolt Arnolt-MG technical specifications


This vehicle has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style styled by Bertone with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.5 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder.
The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
The Arnolt Arnolt-MG weighs a claimed 949 kg at the kerb.
1953 Arnolt Arnolt-MG data
1953 Arnolt Arnolt-MG data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2387 94
Track/tread (front) 1203 47.4
Track/tread (rear) 1270 50
Length 4064 160
Width 1524 60
Height 1397 55
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 949 kg 2092 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer MG
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1466 cc
(89.461 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72 × 90 mm
2.83 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.8
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
Specific output
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 366.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 4.00 x 15
Wheel size rear 4.00 x 15
Tyres front Dunlop 5.50 x 15
Tyres rear Dunlop 5.50 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 229 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.88
general ID112222
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Arnolt Arnolt-MG added 2003-07-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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